Paul Propst Center at HudsonAlpha recognized for excellence in construction

Posted on January 18th, 2019

The Paul Propst Center, the latest addition to the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, was honored at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of North Alabama 2018 Excellence in Construction awards.

ABC’s Excellence in Construction program recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. Projects that win an Award of Excellence at the local level are eligible to enter the National awards program. The following companies received awards for their work on the Paul Propst Center:

Brasfield & Gorrie – Award of Excellence and the 2018 General Contractor Project of the Year (more than $25 Million)

LBYD Engineers – Award of Excellence

Marathon Electrical Contractors – Award of Merit

“We wanted this building to reflect HudsonAlpha’s collaborative culture and everyone involved did an incredible job bringing that vision to life,” said Gregg Tyree, director of operations at HudsonAlpha. “It’s great to see their hard work recognized.”  

The Paul Propst Center expands the HudsonAlpha footprint with 100,000 additional square feet of laboratories, offices, and collaborative space. Similar in look and feel to the flagship building at 601 Genome Way, it houses components of HudsonAlpha’s education and research programs and additional space for associate companies. Extra details in design – glass walls, common sidewalks, a grand staircase – create a “team science” environment and contribute to a culture of collaboration.

“The Paul Propst Center not only adds more space but more opportunity for HudsonAlpha and its resident associate companies to grow,” said Jim Hudson, HudsonAlpha co-founder. “Thank you to everyone for making that possible.”

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